Monday, February 05, 2007
My beloved son went back to school this morning.
There was much rejoicing.
On my end, at least.
Colin's week-and-a-half semester break was a long haul for me. There were many moments when I wanted to wring his head off his neck, but chiropractic is expensive, so I knit him a pair of cozy house socks instead.
He wears them overtop his regular socks on his "massive" size 12 feet.
I used 110 yards of bulky weight yarn for each sock (220 yds. total) in Patons Norspun.
I cast on 36 stitches and Knit on 5mm DPN's: 8" of leg; 2.5" of heel; 10 inches of foot before toe shaping (12" total)
I used this pattern for Dorm Socks on Knitting Pattern Central.
I'm still ooohing and aahhhing over that scrumptious Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran I bought from elann.com. In the end, I put in three separate orders. Now I have enough to do my Ribby Cardi, a grey sweater of unknown-as-yet pattern, a few odds and ends, and Knitty's Tubey Pattern.
I've had my eye on knitting this sweater for a while, but I didn't want to invest in that much Cashmerino Aran. When the LH Kashmir Aran showed up at elann, I knew I had my Tubey yarn. Haven't quite worked out my colour scheme, but playing around with these:
Anyone want to go Tubing with me?